On the SETTINGS page, you can fine-tune additional performance settings. Any changes you make to the SETTINGS page will save with your session and with any saved User Patch.
Capable of up to 64 voices of polyphony, the VOICES selector determines the maximum number of available simultaneous voices.
More CPU power is used with higher voice settings.
NOTE:The term, “VOICES” applies to all sounding notes, not just the ones currently being played. If a note is still sounding after you have released the key, it counts as a voice.
OCTAVE lets you change the octave transposition / position on your keyboard. This function raises or lowers the overall pitch by transposing the Patch in 12-semitone (octave) increments.
Range -2 to +2 octaves.
GAIN controls the overall output of the Patch. The level can be controlled in 1db increments and is set for each Patch.
Range -24db to +10db.
BEND DOWN / UP
BEND DOWN / UP sets the range for the Pitch Bend Wheel. The BEND range can be set independently for both up and down directions, e.g. 2 semitones down and 12 semitones up. Range DOWN or UP from 0 to 24 semitones.
SCALE lets you select a variety of tuning temperaments and scales. Although “Equal Temperament” is the default, there are 65 other tunings available, including historical temperaments and microtonal scales. Each tuning lists the number of notes per octave. For example, if you select “Pelog 7-tone,” the octave will be reached with every eighth half-step.
Keyscape also includes many tuning scales based on different m’biras and kalimbas. Since the tines on m’biras and kalimbas are not typically arranged from low to high, but rather are mixed in various ways, the best way to simulate the playing of these instruments on a standard keyboard is to arrange the tuning in opposite directions (mirrored) on either side of Middle C. These tunings are designed to be played only on the white keys. Some of the African scales and all of the Kalimba scales use this Ascending/Descending arrangement.
NOTE: The common reference for each of the alternate tunings is that MIDI Note 60 / Middle C will always be the same, no matter which Scale is loaded.
Select the THINNING button if you want to conserve memory by reducing the number of Round Robins and velocity-switched samples that are loaded with the Patch. The Lock icon next to the THINNING button will maintain thinning for each patch you select in Keyscape.
The highly dynamic and expressive instruments in Keyscape have been recorded with incredible depth. To fully access the intricately detailed sounds you now have at your fingertips, it is important to set Keyscape to respond properly to your keyboard controller. This adjustment can make a dramatic difference in playability.
We have included a variety of velocity curves optimized specifically for the most popular keyboard and controllers. Select the curve that matches your keyboard from the VELOCITY section pull-down menu in the SETTINGS tab.
You can LOCK the preset to maintain that curve as you browse through Patches. It will then be automatically loaded every time you load Keyscape.